END OF THE TOUR, THE

David Foster Wallace is for hipsters, what Matlock is for the elderly.

“The End of the Tour” has been pimped and blown up by readers and other sorts all summer. I put off the film for ages, but now I find myself spending most of the last month trying to take it all in for consideration. Some want Segel to be nominated for Awards, but I don’t think it’s needed. “The End of the Tour” succeeds in demystifying those that we want to put on a pedestal. Awards just get in the way.

As Eisenberg plays the straight man to Segel, we see something about both men. Eisenberg wants to understand Segel, while Segel wants to understand himself. Between questions, talk of literary genius and attempts to understand the world…the men grow closer together. Are they friends? I wouldn’t think so, but there is definitely a sense of being kindred spirits.

The Blu-Ray comes with deleted scenes, commentary and featurettes as the special features. The A/V Quality is quite sharp for a recent indie drama. The transfer is impressive for 1080p, but never has that stellar moment. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is more of the same. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

RELEASE DATE: 11/3/2015

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